“J. D., I highly recommend this book be made available to schools throughout the United States, and would encourage any fan of the sport to read and savor the contribution the book makes to their understanding of the game.”
It is always good to hear positive things about a book we have published. I believe we are just starting to hear from those who have read Baseball’s Winning Ways, our book for teenager baseball fans.
Baseball’s Winning Ways is written for enjoyment, inspiration, and information by the author of The 10 Commandments of Baseball, J. D. Thorne. Winning Ways explores baseball history and high profile players both current and past. American history highlights provide a more complete point of reference. The drama of the game, its history, baseball superstitions, statistics explained, and more provide features of interest to all fans from age 12 on up. The central theme of the book is baseball’s winning ways, those principles essential to the game itself that naturally values that parents, grandparents, teachers and coaches want to pass down that are as important now as ever. All fans will love Baseball’s Winning Ways.
The last portion of the book includes learning aids: a quiz, discussion questions, a glossary, an exercise on virtues used by Ben Franklin, and extras that make the book especially relevant and useful. As the book moves quickly through time with the story of the game–photographs, and profiles offer plenty of interesting reading for the fan at home. A great read for adults, Winning Ways is also a wonderful book for schools, home-schooling, and libraries. Readers will find baseball topics that take them to new places and interests. Rounding out the books attractions are “Curveball Quiz” illustrations by illustrator Bill Potter that are reminiscent of classic baseball cards that entertain and challenge readers’ knowledge. Parents and grandparents will enjoy this book as much as their children and grandchildren. Author J. D. Thorne is an attorney who has promoted the good in baseball throughout his life in his writings, speaking, and his personal involvement with those in the game at every level.